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In this photo taken Aug. 5, 2019, 14-year-old Rosibeth Vargas, who is seven months pregnant, stands inside her home where she lives with her parents, 18-year-old sister and nephew, in the Tablitas area of the Caucaguita neighborhood on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela. Vargas said her school allows student mothers to bring their children to class, but that she dropped out after being bullied. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela crisis pushes women into 'forced motherhood'Dr. Saturnina Clemente pulls up to the small clinic on the outskirts of Venezuela's capital armed with one of the nation's most sought-after commodities: Hormonal implants to prevent pregnancy
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump, Maduro confirm talks as opposition stays mumAs President Donald Trump and Venezuela's socialist leader Nicolas Maduro each confirm secret talks between their governments aimed at ending the South American nation's deepening crisis, a key player appeared to be left on the sidelines: The opposition
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Former Honduran first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo leaves court after her conviction on corruption charges in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The court convicted the former first lady on Tuesday of embezzling about $600,000 in government money between 2010 and 2014, when her husband Porfirio Lobo was president. Bonilla's sentence will be announced Aug. 28 and could run between 58 and 87 years in prison. (AP Photo/Elmer Martinez)
Honduras' ex-first lady convicted of fraud, embezzlementA Honduran court has convicted former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla of embezzling about $600,000 in government money between 2010 and 2014, when her husband Porfirio Lobo was president
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Mexican police find 75 migrants in border town safe houseMexican federal police have found 75 Central American migrants hidden at a safe house in a border town outside Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018 file photo, Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez attends a military ceremony in Montevideo, Uruguay. Vazquez announced at a press conference on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 that he has been diagnosed with lung cancer. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
Uruguay's president says he has lung cancerUruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez has announced that he has cancer and will have a more complete diagnosis in coming days
The Associated Press10 hours ago
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump and Maduro confirm talks between high-level officialsPresident Donald Trump said Tuesday his government is talking to "various representatives" of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who also confirmed that discussions had been taking place
The Associated Press11 hours ago
UN envoy: International aid for Venezuelans falls shortA United Nations special envoy warned Tuesday that the international response to the massive exodus of Venezuelans is falling far short of what countries like Colombia need to respond to the crisis
The Associated Press11 hours ago
US aims to double financing in Latin America to $12 billionThe United States has created a new agency to promote development around the globe, with a particular emphasis on Latin America
The Associated Press11 hours ago
New blackout for Venezuela's capital compounds energy woesParts of Venezuela's capital and at least one state endured a power blackout on Tuesday lasting several hours, in an occurrence that has become commonplace in the crisis-stricken nation beset by energy woes
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Rio de Janeiro Gov. Wilson Witzel speaks during a press conference regarding a resolved hostage situation, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. An armed man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff broadcast live on television. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Brazilian police kill man who held bus passengers hostageBrandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff on Latin America's longest bridge
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Colombia ex-rebels join quest to find nation's missingEx-combatants with Colombia's once largest guerrilla group turned over names and information Tuesday on several hundred people who went missing during the nation's long civil conflict in a first step toward helping more families find closure
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Argentina's Treasury Minister Hernan Lacunza talks during a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
New Argentina treasury minister guarantees peso stabilityNew Argentina treasury minister to guarantee peso stability after crash
The Associated Press16 hours ago
CORRECTS MUSEUM NAME - In this Aug. 15, 2019 photo, the fingers of a 500-year-old Incan girl mummy holds bird feathers, inside a vault at the National Museum of Archaeology in La Paz, Bolivia. Experts say the mummy originally came from a region in the Andean highlands near La Paz during the last years of the Inca civilization. Radiocarbon tests also have revealed that it’s as old as the second half of the 15th century, confirming the likelihood that its tomb burial predated the arrival of Christopher Columbus and the conquest of the Inca by the Spanish. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
500-year-old mummy of Incan girl returns to BoliviaA 500-year-old mummy of an Incan girl recently returned to its native Bolivia 129 years after it was donated to the Michigan State University museum
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Mexico reporter recovers after being punched on cameraMexico reporter recovers after being punched on camera during protest
The Associated Press18 hours ago
A woman sits in a car with a baby as they wait on a blocked access as a Federal Highway Police officer stands next at the busy bridge connecting the city of Niteroi to Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 during a hostage standoff.   An armed man holding dozens of people hostage on a public bus and threatening to set the vehicle on fire was seized by police after a four-hour long standoff, Brazilian police said.  (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
The Latest: Police fatally shoot Rio bus hostage-takerRio de Janeiro's state governor says an armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus has died after being shot by police following a four-hour long standoff
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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